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Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market strengthens in second quarter

Aug 03, 2017
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market strengthened in the second quarter of 2017 with a reading of 66, up 11 points from the previous quarter, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is the 13th consecutive quarter with a reading above 50, which means that more builders view conditions as good than poor.

All three components of the 55+ single-family HMI posted increases from the previous quarter: Expected sales for the next six months increased 12 points to 80, an index high, while present sales rose eight points to 70 and traffic of prospective buyers jumped 19 points to 53, also an index high.

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